Advance Praise for Through Two Doors at Once Through Two Doors at Once is a challenging and rewarding survey of how scientistsare grappling with natures deepest, strangest secretsWall Street JournalA fascinating tour through the cutting edge physics the experiment keeps on spawningScientific American Through Two Doors at Once guides us through the quantum laira quietly welcome strength of Ananthaswamys book is how much human construction comes into focus here Honest and courageous The Washington PostA thrilling survey of the most famous, enduring, and enigmatic experiment in the history of science Kirkus, starred reviewFollowing up s acclaimed The Man Who Wasnt There, Ananthaswamy treats a th century light experiment as a sprawling intellectual adventure storyThis accessible, illuminating book shows that no matter how sophisticated the lab setup, the double slit experiment still challenges physicists Publisher s Weekly, TopScience Books for Fall An excellent and comprehensiveexploration of notable double slit like experiments ForbesAn engaging and accessible history of a fascinating and baffling experiment that remains inconclusive to this day Recommended for those interested in the subject or anyone wishing to delve further into the double slit experiment Library JournalWondrous book If I were boarding the Trans Siberian Railway in Moscow, Anil Ananthaswamy is the companion Id want in the Lounge car I would buy him a very good Scotch, say Tell me about quantum physics and the scientists who created it, and then Id sit back contentedly for the seven days to Vladivostok, and listen David Quammen, award winning author ofThe Song of the Dodo and forthcomingThe Tangled Tree Upon opening his two quantum doors, Anil Ananthaswamy invites us into the bizarre and wacky world of nature on the smallest of scales An engaging raconteur, he tells us a story that is confounding, disturbing, and yet eminently fascinating Ananthaswamy serves as the perfect tour guide to physics wild side by closely examining one of its most famous experiments Marcia Bartusiak, award winning author ofEinstein s Unfinished Symphonyand Dispatches from Planet Quantum mechanics asks us to believe a number of bizarre things about the nature of reality But these demands don t arise out of thin air they are forced on us by experiments Anil Ananthaswamy has provided a lively introduction to the most paradigmatic of these the in famous double slit experiment Sean Carroll, author ofThe Big Picture The double slit experiment is among the most important experiments ever conducted, both scientifically and historically In this brisk and enjoyable book, Anil Ananthaswamy gives the double slit the biography it has long deserved Anyone interested in the true nature of our quantum world should read this book Adam Becker, PhD author ofWhat Is RealAll the strangeness of the quantum world is revealed as Ananthaswamy skillfully weaves an almost magical tale out of who, what, when, where and the elusive why surrounding modern versions of an experiment first performed over two hundred years ago A must read for all those interested in the nature of reality Manjit Kumar, author ofQuantumLike quantum particles encountering the fabled double slit, physicists have traveled many different paths in trying to parse the beguiling implications of quantum theoryThrough Two Doors at Once is a marvelous guide to the leading ideas and the stakes in that century long quest David Kaiser, author ofHow the Hippies Saved PhysicsThe first time I saw the double slit experiment, I thought it was a trick Even now that I know it s real, it still seems like magic In his new book, Anil Ananthaswamy brings alive the magic of quantum mechanicsSabine Hossenfelder, physicist and author of Lost in Math Anil Ananthaswamy is an award winning journalist and former staff writer and deputy news editor for the London based New Scientist magazine He has been a guest editor for the science writing program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and organizes and teaches an annual science journalism workshop at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bengaluru, India He is a freelance feature editor for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science s Front Matter He contributes regularly to the New Scientist, and has also written for Nature, National Geographic News, Discover, Nautilus, Matter, The Wall Street Journal and the UK s Literary Review His first book, The Edge of Physics, was voted book of the year inby Physics World, and his second book, The Man Who Wasn t There, won a Nautilus Book Award inand was long listed for thePen E O Wilson Literary Science Writing Award


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